Crikey, we hope you’ve got some room in your luggage, that’s because after trying some of the local Hamilton produce and goods about the place, you’ll be wanting to stack as many loaves, beers, beans and tubs of ice cream you can fit in.
Hamilton goods makers really are top of their game, and for a region based largely on agriculture, these crafters, makers and shakers are proof that this city is not content to simply be ‘cow town’ anymore.
A growing city that has retained its small town feel in many ways, Hamilton goods makers are well supported by cafes and restaurants who offer their baking, beers and bite sized treats as menu items too. Grabbing a sandwich from the local? The bread was likely baked that morning by some fellow Waikato friends. The kind of products that have glowing reputations all round the country, don’t be surprised to find some visitors to Hamilton have come on a strict mission basis - ie. to find the best ice creams the region has ever seen.
In the heart of Hamilton's vibrant Riverbank Lane, with its cosmopolitan Melbourne-like ambience, you'll discover Rüdi’s—a micro-bakery that perfectly...
A family business and cafe selling coffee beans roasted over mānuka wood.
The headquarters for Hamilton brewers Brewaucracy. Come in to fill up a flagon or try their latest brews.
Bread worth trekking over town for.
Visit Whole Heart for organic vegetables and eco-friendly cleaning products, or simply to connect with other like-minded individuals striving to live a healthy life.
Offering a staggering range of ice creams, from popcorn to condensed milk and toasted marshmallows, this is the place to go to satisfy your next sweet treat craving.